Herald Independent- RSS OPINION?profile=1013 Feed http://heraldindependent.com/section/OPINION?profile=1013 http://heraldindependent.com/section/OPINION?profile=1013 Sun, 23 Nov 2014 03:23:52 EST 1800 Criminal Justice at Piedmont Technical College http://heraldindependent.com/news/news/150565101/Criminal-Justice-at-Piedmont-Technical-College NEWBERRY — Legal, law enforcement and corrections jobs are hot commodities in today's job market. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 13:50:01 EST Montgomery is Fairfield County sheriff-elect http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-news/150613434/Montgomery-is-Fairfield-County-sheriff-elect FAIRFIELD COUNTY — The third time is the charm for Will Montgomery. Pending an official canvass, Montgomery's third attempt at running for sheriff of Fairfield County succeeded. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 13:43:03 EST Police get OK to buy new cars http://heraldindependent.com/news/news/150613343/Police-get-OK-to-buy-new-cars WINNSBORO — The Winnsboro Police Department is searching for five new cars and an S.U.V. after Tuesday's Town of Winnsboro council meeting. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 13:21:02 EST Newberry Bulldogs bulldoze Fairfield Central Griffins, 16-3. http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-news-sports/150635609/Newberry-Bulldogs-bulldoze-Fairfield-Central-Griffins-16-3. WINNSBORO — Fairfield Central High School's run comes to an end after a 16-3, loss at the hands of the Newberry High School Bulldogs. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 23:36:01 EST Public Safety Report http://heraldindependent.com/news/blotter/150483477/Public-Safety-Report Oct. 27 Fri, 21 Nov 2014 14:45:04 EST Harvick’s first Sprint Cup title a total team effort http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-sports/150566415/Harvicks-first-Sprint-Cup-title-a-total-team-effort HOMESTEAD, Fla. — Kevin Harvick walked into his post-race press conference munching a slice of pepperoni pizza. He ended it with 2-year-old son Keelan on his lap and walked out of the room with a bottle of his sponsor's beer in his... Fri, 21 Nov 2014 14:28:06 EST Grab a chair, sit a spell http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-news/150533401/Grab-a-chair-sit-a-spell RIDGEWAY — Old service stations once served as catch-all places to fill up, get an oil change, wipe your windshield down and have your car inspected. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:01:01 EST Thawing and preparing the turkey for Thanksgiving http://heraldindependent.com/news/news/150578925/Thawing-and-preparing-the-turkey-for-Thanksgiving FAIRFIELD COUNTY — Thawing and preparing a turkey for Thanksgiving? Here is what you need to know to make sure your holiday dinner is one to remember for all the right reasons. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 11:12:02 EST (No heading) http://heraldindependent.com/news/announcements/150564185/ Nov. 30 • 3 p.m.-5 p.m.: Winnsboro Choral Society holds rehearsals for its performance of Handel's Messiah at Bethel Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church, 101 N. Zion St. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 04:53:05 EST Richard Winn playing for a state championship http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-news-sports/150610385/Richard-Winn-playing-for-a-state-championship SUMTER — It doesn't take an Eagle eye for Richard Winn Academy to see a potential championship. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 00:35:06 EST Fairfield Central hosting Newberry in Round 3 of Upper State title tilt http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-news-sports/150597804/Fairfield-Central-hosting-Newberry-in-Round-3-of-Upper-State-title-tilt WINNSBORO — Newberry is an old opponent for Fairfield Central High School. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 00:20:01 EST Beta Club collects food http://heraldindependent.com/news/news/150615427/Beta-Club-collects-food WINNSBORO — Richard Winn's Beta Club students recently sponsored a school-wide food drive, collecting more than 1,500 items in a two-week period. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 23:18:03 EST The Beatles like they were meant to be heard http://heraldindependent.com/news/opinion_columns/150567475/The-Beatles-like-they-were-meant-to-be-heard In September, The Beatles' entire body of work was remastered and re-released in monophonic sound … again.The last time this happened was in September 2009. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 15:11:03 EST What makes a strong lobbyist http://heraldindependent.com/news/opinion_columns/150568939/What-makes-a-strong-lobbyist Because of its power to influence public affairs, the press has long been known as “the Fourth Estate.” But I think the media may have been displaced. These days, it's lobbyists who seem to carry the most clout in... Thu, 20 Nov 2014 14:37:04 EST Newman comes up just short in quest for first Sprint Cup title http://heraldindependent.com/news/sports/150566509/Newman-comes-up-just-short-in-quest-for-first-Sprint-Cup-title HOMESTEAD, Fla. – Without a victory this season, Ryan Newman couldn't really point fingers at anyone when his heroic quest for a NASCAR Sprint Cup championship came up one position short Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 14:24:05 EST Catastrophe on pit road ruins Logano’s title run http://heraldindependent.com/news/sports/150566598/Catastrophe-on-pit-road-ruins-Loganos-title-run HOMESTEAD, Fla. — Joey Logano sat on pit road in his No. 22 Team Penske Ford for what seemed an eternity, as his crewman tried in vain to get a jack under the left side of the car. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 14:18:01 EST Crafton first back-to-back champ in CWTS history http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-sports/150566657/Crafton-first-back-to-back-champ-in-CWTS-history HOMESTEAD, Fla. – After becoming the first driver to ever win consecutive NASCAR Camping World Truck Series titles, Matt Crafton could talk about making history. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 14:03:01 EST Tree lighting gets OK’d http://heraldindependent.com/news/news/150561621/Tree-lighting-gets-OKd RIDGEWAY — If there's one thing children are more passionate about than civic government, it's delivering a presentation to a crowded room about World War II. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 11:19:04 EST (No heading) http://heraldindependent.com/news/announcements/150564232/ Nov. 18• Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. for the special sheriff election. Poll locations and more information can be found at www.fairfieldsc.com/secondary.aspx?pageID=378. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 04:56:03 EST Water is a human right in Detroit, Ireland, Iraq, everywhere! http://heraldindependent.com/news/opinion/150615327/Water-is-a-human-right-in-Detroit-Ireland-Iraq-everywhere Last summer, Iraq's Yazidi people fled to the desert to escape religious persecution. Trapped atop Mount Sinjar, the refugees started dying of thirst. In a humanitarian effort applauded worldwide, our U.S. military air-dropped bottled water and... Thu, 20 Nov 2014 23:18:02 EST